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Christopher Bonilla, 13, killed and Joselyne Torres, 9, injured when school bus struck by train at Cream Level Road crossing in Athens, Texas
A boy was killed Friday when a train collided with a school bus in Athens, Texas, according to a Facebook post from the Athens Independent School District.
‘Horrible Tragedy’: 13-Year-Old Killed, Young Girl Critically Injured In East Texas School Bus Crash With Train
According to the investigation, police said the bus was heading southbound on Cream Level Road (often times referred to as Wofford Street) and had come to a stop, but then continued to drive across the tracks directly in front of the train.
The man behind the wheel of an Athens ISD school bus when it crashed in January killing a middle school student on board, was arrested and indicted for criminally negligent homicide and injury to a child.
During an arraignment Wednesday, Stevens’ attorney said the 78-year-old pled not guilty to the charges against him. His next court appearance is scheduled for September 9.
Attorney Chip Brooker said Union Pacific ignored the obvious dangers and it was “only a matter of time before someone died” at the Wofford Street crossing.